Tortelier


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Tortelier

Paul . 1914--90, French cellist and composer
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Tortelier interprets the music by using images from nature and imagined scenes from the composer's daily life--"like an intimate diary.
In the former, part of the Phil's Strauss Edition, Tortelier teased a lovely shimmering effect from the orchestra, as well as some suitably torrid passages which reverberated in the conical cathedral.
Tortelier was there with then UN Secretary General, Perez de Cuellar, to promote peace and understanding at a time when the UN was rather more respected and powerful than it is in these troubled times.
Instead, Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor Laureate of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, stood in at short notice.
4 with a program featuring Chopin, Schubert and Beethoven, and the Pittsburgh Symphony with conductor Yan-Pascal Tortelier offers Bizet and Berlioz Feb.
He showered them with gifts, including $12,000 wrist watches for conductors Pascal Tortelier and Edward Downes, and jewelry for pianist Kathryn Stott.
Paul Tortelier, cello; Herbert Menges, Louis Fremaux, Philharmonia and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras.
After a performance with the Warsaw Sinfonia, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier, concerts with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Scottish Opera followed.
Yan Pascal Tortelier and Rumon Gamber conduct the BBC Philarmonic in a programme packed with popular favourites, including the theme from Star Wars, Hadyn's Toy Symphony, Ravel's Bolero and Dance of the Swans from Swan Lake.
Students also frequently benefit from master classes and rehearsals with guests artists and conductors including such luminary stars as Itzhak Perlman, Midori, Pincus Zukerman, Regina Carter, Wycliffe Gordon, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Neeme Jarvi, Thomas Wilkins and Hugh Wolff.
But, despite the quality of execution - by a BBC Philharmonic Orchestra totally fired up for action playing with glittering panache, a CBSO Chorus singing the Sanskrit-sourced text with fabulous clarity and impeccable French diction (Simon Halsey the chorus-master par excellence), a splendid trio of vocal soloists led by veteran baritone Francois Le Roux, and conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier in tight, almost pugilistic control of the forces involved - you longed for something with greater substance than just sonic display.
Guest artists for the season include Tasmin Little, Vilde Frang, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Andrew Manze and US saxophone star Timothy McAllister.